Journey of a Jacket

SkillsUSA offers many opportunities to celebrate success – whether it be an awards ceremony, being elected as an officer or gaining a new skill. These moments create pride in belonging to the SkillsUSA community. This community is built on caring alumni, advisors, and business and industry leaders who celebrate the growth of every member.

SkillsUSA donors show their support for active SkillsUSA members by investing in the Journey of a Jacket program which provides selected student applicants with an official SkillsUSA red jacket (pictured) as a gift to the student.

Like buying your favorite band’s concert T-shirt or wearing a sports jersey, SkillsUSA is providing an opportunity to showcase your pride. This jacket is a symbol and reminder that you are supported and believed in by a larger community. You are an important part of SkillsUSA!

We hope that you will participate in the Journey of a Jacket program by submitting an application, or if you are a SkillsUSA advisor, by sharing this program with your students.

Applications open on Oct. 1 and close Nov. 1.

View a map of 2022 JOJ recipient chapters here.

Note: The number of jackets awarded is contingent on program funding. Jackets are awarded via an applicant selection process. Due to limited supply, submission of an application does not guarantee an applicant will receive a jacket.

To support this program by gifting a jacket to a student member, please make an online donation at: www.skillsusa.org/get-involved/donate/journey-jacket/.

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